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RESOURCES SHARED DURING OR RELATED TO THE WEBINAR
UMKR's roundup of reports and commentary on Ukraine and Palestine:
See the coverage here
Two recent articles by Nada Elia on this webinar topic:
Why anti-Russia boycotts should revive the Palestinian BDS movement
By Edo Konrad, on this topic:
Russia’s invasion should be a mirror for Israeli society
Also at +972 Magazine:
In Asia Times:
Limiting media attention to only when ‘clashes erupt’ gives Western readers and viewers an incomplete picture https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LR1IdyY25w4&list=PLfXHkywmCY22fsvA3yMrPd3xH1kiz_T_6
NADA ELIA is a prominent Palestinian activist and
speaker, a widely published author and political analyst,
and an award-winning academic on subjects
concerning global affairs and ethnic studies.
EDO KONRAD is Editor-in-Chief of +972 Magazine,
one of Israel's leading publications for
groundbreaking activist reporting that challenges
Israeli partheid, occupation and colonialism.
UMKR's Communications Director, M. Theresa Basile,
is the moderator for this discussion.
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Under the video, see links and resources shared during the webinar.
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UKRAINE & PALESTINE:
Double Standards, Hypocrisy and Racism
What does it mean for the Palestinian Rights Movement?
18 May 2022
A discussion of a timely subject concerning justice activists around the world today – Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the implications and lessons to be taken from the world’s extraordinary response.
Few would suggest that Russia's devastating and destructive invasion of Ukraine deserves less than our deepest concern and a robust response, though we have a wide range of views on what that response should be.
However, the events that have dominated our Western media for two months have also raised unavoidable and troubling questions among justice advocates and human rights defenders.
In the world's response and particularly from the United States, we have seen outrage over war crimes, endorsement of grassroots militant resistance, empathy for refugees and support for their right to return home, and a remarkable embrace of BDS-type actions by governments, businesses and the general public.
We cannot help but note that all these responses have been glaringly lacking in the worlds' response to Israeli crimes against the Palestinian people. That applies as well to other disturbing crises and conflicts afflicting peoples in the Middle East, Africa and Asia.
While the vivid double standards and hypocrisy on display - and the racism that underlies them - are shocking, they may also be instructive. In this webinar, we examine these developments more closely and consider what can be learned to inform and strengthen the movement for Palestinian liberation.
Our panel includes two prominent voices for justice, both of whom have recently published insightful commentary on this subject of Ukraine and Palestine